Only a few days before last night's taxpayer funded concert, the "Anointed One" claimed the sequester caused January's anemic jobs numbers by cutting critical government services. However, it didn't appear that these "severe" government cutbacks hurt the plans of the President who enjoyed a night of soul music during Tuesday's show, titled In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul.
The concert was the 10th in the “In Performance at the White House” series since Obama took office. Other performers included Alabama Shakes, Ben Harper, Cyndi Lauper, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples , Queen Latifah and William Bell. Latifah also was the host and Jones led the band.
Sean has criticized the White House’s lavish parties as the administration continues to warn about the disastrous effects of the sequester. Sean mockingly referred to the party as a “sequestration celebration.”